Mumbai: Days after ‘Rustom’s release, Akshay Kumar announced his next project ‘Crack’ with Neeraj Pandey. The actor has joined hands with Neeraj for the fourth time (‘Special 26’, ‘Baby’ and ‘Rustom) and the film will hit the theatres on Independence Day, 2017.
Now, recent reports reveal that the film will most likely face a clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s next which is being directed by Imtiaz Ali in Prague. The filmmaker is looking to release his untitled film on the same holiday week in August 2017.
If the plan falls into place, after ‘Mohenjo Daro’, Akshay Kumar’s film will yet again face a clash at the box as his ‘Crack’ will go up against SRK and Anushka’s next.
This isn’t the first time that Shah Rukh and Akshay’s film are at it with each other. Earlier, Chennai Express and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara faced a clash but after a lot of meetings and discussion, it was averted.
However, Akshay’s Shirish Kunder directed ‘Jaan-E-Mann’, co-starring Salman Khan, a sequel to the hit ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, had clashed with Farhan Akhtar’s SRK starrer ‘Don’ remake during Diwali, 2006, to disastrous effects, with the latter completely overshadowing the former at the box-office.
In Imtiaz Ali’s next, Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of a tourist guy in the film. While taking a group on an European tour, SRK meets Anushka Sharma and the two fall in love. The actress plays the role of a Gujarati chokri.